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FRIDAY .... MAKCH lfi, lhS3
Sixty-eight degrees in the shade.
The shady side of the street in
- -The state crop of notaries public
is unusually large this spring.
Nathan Eaton, a pioneer of 1845,
died at Elma, Chehalis county, W.
T., last Friday.
The Columbia is due this morn
ing. She has 478 passengers and
nearly 2,200 tons of freight.
2 Ross Bros, are busy with the
Bcenery of their new theater. They
expect to be ready about April 1st.
We were pleased to hear last
evening that T. P. Powers was much
better and in a fair way for recovery.
Tho fine weather has started
every one who is fortunate enough to
own a piece of ground, to gardening
and trimming bushes.
Nearly every community in Ore
gon and Washington Territory, when
voting upon school matters are in
favor of good schoolhouses.
The glass is being placed in the
windows of the building opposite and
the reflected rays of the afternoon sun
gild our sanctum with a gclden
A San Francisco dispatch says the
ship Young America arrived in port
Tuesday, from Oregon, with a rebel
lious crew. The men refused to wash
down the decks, and the officers had
a lively lime keeping them at work.
The appearance of small pox in
Portland necessitates great care on
tho part of Astorians. To get vac
cinated becomes a duty. As in a good
many other respects this community
has been extremely fortunate in this
regard, but situated as we are, all
precaution is necessary.
Outside of Portland wo know of
no city in the northwest that will have
a finer school building than Astoria.
And we consider that this item, which
will appear (as many others do frm
our columns) in eastern journals, will
be a splendid advertisement for our
Where is there a busier city for
its size than Astoria? The time has
gone by when our seaport with all its
'pretentions" could bo sneered at.
Men who were "ibing Astorians two
years ago, are now coming here to get
hold of property. And they aro wel
come, unless they try to hold on to it
to the detriment of the city's growth.
Craigio Sharp, Jr., representing
27ie Wcsi Shore, is in tho city. That
publication is a credit to the state and
territory it advocates. By the hand
some engravings and descriptive ar
ticles it monthly lays before an ever
widening circle of readers tho resources
of our great northwest aro constantly
made known to a largo class of intelli
Seattle thinks it ought to have an
immigration society. Our neighbors
to the north have a fine country, al
most as good a country to come to as
ours in Western Oregon and South
western Washington Territory. This
summer will seo a large immigration
to all parts of this great northwest,
and the solitudes will hear the tread
of pioneers, of nations yet to be; the
first low rush of waves where soon
shall roll the human sea.
Some of the Portland papers are
discussing the advisability of putting
a tax on wheat shipped from that city
to create a fund to keep the Willam
ette open. Well, Astoria won't ob
ject; it will simply hasten the inevita
ble. The wheat must eet to the sea,
and shippers will not stand much fur
ther toll when the wheat can be loaded
at Astoria, dispensing with the present
pull-dog-pull-devil style of transfer
ring from the wheat fields of the
northwest to our ocean docks.
The increasing freight and passen
ger travel on the San Francisco steam
ship line is taxing the four now em
ployed to their utmost. So great is
the pressuro upon the carrying capa
city that it is likely another steamship
will be required by the trade. Mean
while the O. R. & N. Company are
contemplating a change, by which the
steamers shall make tho round trip in
twelve days. They will make the
time between the sailing days only
three days at each port, instead of
.three and four days, as it now is.
"It appears to us that many of tho
newspapers commit a great error in
their zeal to build up the town iu
which they are published and in whose
interest they labor. At this time,
when there is a general boom all over
the northwest, many of them base
ther future upon their abilities to be
little other places and stake their all
upon securing the support given more
successful rivals. They seem to have
no other merit but the prospective
railroads, and what they anticipate
when completed to their doors. Towns
along railroads have relied exclusively
upon this factor of wealth, and the
citizens settled down to await its ad
vent. They have realized, as a rule
their disappointment, and it has
taken, in many instances, years to re
cover the business activity which their
respective places had before they be
gan to look for railroads to build them
up and make them rich. No town
can be built upon the ruins of an
other unless it possesses superior ad
vantages and business enterprise, and
towns will grow in spite of the opposi
tion of rivals which have no bet
ter claim than simply railroad ter
minal facilities or the abuse of mic
cessful neighbors. Of course we do
not wish to be understood as placing
too small a value upon the railroad as
auxilaries to the advancement of any
town, but railroads alone cannot ac
complish the building up of largo
cities where there is nothing to sup
port tho roads or tho people who in
habit the towns. It takes business to
support the towns and it requires com
merce to sustain tho railroads. If tho
former is the foundation of a town,
the railroads will help its sliaro in de
veloping more business and add its
mite to the progress of the place."
The above is from the Portland
Standard, and is just about the truth.
Railroads will not make a place; there
must be other factors of prosperity.
In the case of Astoria, our unrivaled
location on a peninsula at the gate
way of the Columbia, similar to the
great metropolis New York, our fish
eries, commerce, lumber and other
resources are tho elements of our
prosperity. When a railroad comes
here as an ocean terminus it will of
course help, but the railroad needs
Astoria, more than Astoria needs the
At a recent meeting of canncrs of
Columbia river salmon held in this
city, S. Elmore was elected chairman,
and J. G. Megler, of Brookfield, W.
T., secretary. About twenty-five can
neries were represented. The first
matter discussed was the question of
lacquer, a recent clause in insurance
policies applj'ing especially to lacquer
made of products of petroleum. It
was finally decided by vote that each
cannery send this season five cases,
unlacquered, to Liverpool, as an ex
periment, upon which futuro action
should be based. In referenco to
reclamation, etc., it was thought feas
ible to havo a special agent in En
gland whose solo duty it would bo to
look after the interests of Columbia
river salmon packers, attend to claims
for reclamation, etc., and be their ac
credited agent. A committee was ap
pointed consisting of Messrs. Han
thorn, Dealey and Spexarth to can
vass tho proposition. A further topic
of discussion was the idea of forming
an association for mutual benefit and
assistance, on which point pending
definite action the meeting adjourned,
to meet at the call of the chair.
Capt. John C. Vhite,lst Artillery,
stationed at Fort Stevens, has obtained
a transfer from tho Artillery to the
One of the pilots who came in
from the offing yesterday afternoon in
forms us that thirty-five miles outside
the bar at noon it was clear and cloud
less. It is about time for the Impe
rial to heave in sight Tho Reaper is
General W. T. Sherman ia ex
pected to visit the department of the
Columbia this summer, and make a
general tour of-all the military posts.
Wo have his special assurance that he-
wants no band to play "Starching
Through Georgia" upon his arrival.
George Hill and John Stephans
were again arrested last Wednesday
night, and gave bonds in $100 each for
their appearance before the police
court. Yesterday when the judge
took his seat they were on hand;
District Attorney Fulton refused to
make any complaint on the ground
that a similar case was decided the
day before by the judge discharging
Stephans. His honor instructed
policeman Hunter, who made the
arrest, to report to the city council
regarding the matter, and ordered
that the bonds be continued.
How Candor Pays.
"We had better understand each
other," he said deprecatingly, as he
sauntered into the ciitorial room,
"beforo we begin. I'm a book agent."
Unmindful of the groans that met
this statement, he wept en:
"I'm not a white-haired philan
thropist from New Haven, who has
come here through sympathy for your
stricken people. I'm a fair, square,
bald-headed book agent."
Encouraged by the reception of
this frank avowal he took a seat, and
dropped his feet in a waste-basket and
"I'm not a retired clergyman who
seeks to scatter religious instruction
while he builds up his worn out frame
in your balmy clime. I'm not an
apostle of art who has consented to
seek your benighted region, and edu
cate your people by parting with a
few picture book3 in parts. I'm not a
temperance lecturer from Bangor who
pays expenses by dispensing of litera
ture on commission while he regener
ates the rum-sucker. I'm an unmod-
fied book-agent, with none of the cor
ners rounded, running on cheek in
pursuit of tin."
"Here's candor at least," remarked
the young man who writes the puffs
on hardware stores.
"Yes; candor at best. I'm not a
gilded sham. You don't pick mo up
for a prince in disguise or art or mor
tality going incog. I do not fly the
skull and crossbones hid behind a hol
iday flag till I've grappled and boarded
you. I've got tho regular old death's
head nailed to the mast, and I'm a
privateer from keel to center-board.
and if you don't want that sort of
company blow me out of the water.
He had the whole force on deck at
"I've got no ofT-hand preamble to
my bloody work. I do not lead you
through the flowery paths of ease to
where I've got the trap spruug. I do
not beguile with anecdote, inspire
with eloquence, soothe with persuasion
or pique with local gossip. I was not
directed to you as a leader of culture
or a person who'd be likely to buy.
I won't show you a list of high-toned
decoys who have put their names
down to get rid of me and draw you
in. I don't show tho work I'm sell
ing, and I've never been able to learn
the idiot's soliloquy that explains the
Here he paused while the manager
called for the cash-boy.
"That's about the size of me. and
my business. The book's right here
fifty parts, fifty cents a part, plenty
o' pictures and big type for the read
ing, written by somebody or other
and means 10 clear money to mo
every time I work one ofl". Do you
take or do I go?"
By this tiino eleven copies of the
first part were ordered, aud the
"eleven able" resumed their work,
while the office boy indites this tribute
to a man who ain't ashamed of his
little racket. Atlanta Constitution.
A boy, by the name of Woods,
whoso father drives an express wagon
in this city, went' to Astoria a few
days ago to visit friends, and while
there he fell into the hands of sailor
merchauts who prevailed on him to
put his name to a certain document
and then invited him to take a boat
ride. He unwittingly got in and be
fore long was lifted on board the ship
Henry Yillard, which is lying at Sand
Island waiting for the high tido on the
17th to go out, as she is drawing too
much water to bo safe now in crossing
the bar. The boy found himself
shipped withoat any clothing except
what he had on and $80 advance
money paid ou; of his wages, if he is
compelled to go with the ship.
"IX A DEt'LIXI."
Dr. R, V. Pierce: Dear Sir Last
fall ray daughter was in a decline and
every body thought she was going in
to the consumption. I got her a bottle
of your "Favorite Prescription," and
it cured her. Mrs. MARY HINSON,
Of all druggists. Montrose, Kan.
A Mason & Hamlin organ in good con cen con
diteon: has been used but a short time,
lias ten steps: original cost S1G0: tan
be bought for S110. Inquire at this of
fice. 1 wk
Furnished Rooms to Kent
At Mrs. Denny Curran's. On Cass
street near Congregational church.
Jfcw Millinery Spring; Stock.
Mrs. Malcom has just received a
splendid new stock of spring millinery,
which she is selling at prices so low
that ladies will find ' it to their Interest
to give her a call before going else
where. Ice Crean, Sua day.
Frank Fabre will have ice cream of
several exquisite flavors, next Sunday.
Furnished rooms to rent at Mrs. P.
J.Goodman's, corner Concomloy and
Unprecedented Success ! !
Such an immense quantity
of Goods disposed of in
sq short a space of time.
Never before known in
Goods and Prices speak for
themselves when once
Crowded from Morn till Night !
Arrival of new goods daily
We Defy Campeiiiim I
Corner Concomly and Main Streets,
LOOK OUT FOR OUH
The "Whitman Monument.
Everything in relation to construc
tion, location, price, etc., having now
been arranged, 'Mr. Win. H. Gray,
the prime mover in the matter of a
monument to Dr. Whitman has now
taken the matter of subscriptions act
ively in hand. The Pioneer and His
torical society of which he is tho hon
ored secretary desire that the contrib
utors to the monument fund shall be
as widespread iu its receipt as the
fame and memory of the man whose
deeds the monument shall perpetuate.
For this purpose contributions from
one dollar upward will be received by
the secretary of the society, or his ac-1
credited agents, and upon the pay
ment of that sum the subscriber will
rcceivo a handsomely engraved ctr-
tiGcato of membership in the nssoci- j
ation. It has been deemed
to adopt this system that all may have
an opportunity of contributing to the
work. Mr. Gray leaves for Portland
this morning where he will exert hint
self in behalf of the fund.
Itfcw "Rich Vloorf.
The use of Oregon Blood Purifier.
ZVitrou Oxide "as.
Painless extraction of
LaForce's dentnl room.
At Frank Fabre's; in every
Fresh from the beds every day.
'I he Old VctcTan.
.Joe Charters, Astoria's tonsorial art-
ist is Gtting up afincnew establishment
next to Frank Fabre's. Past reputa-
tlon a guarantee of good work.
and see inc.
A sloop which will carry five or six
tons is in good order. Also one Bain
spring wagon, with two seats: is as good
as new, would make an excellent farm
wagon. For particulars enquire of
Astoria, March 3. 18515. 2wk
HIj- Premises being too Small
For my increasing trade, I am having
tliein en:argeu. in ine uieaiuuui: n j uu
want a good article, selected from the
largest and choicest stock in Astoria,
you can have it at reduced prices, for 1
must make room for still more stock
which is now on the way.
ttood for "tables.
With a baby at breast nothing is so
useful for quieting my own and baby's
nerves as Parker's Ginger Tonic It
prevents bowel complaints, and is bet
ter than any stimulant to give strength
and appetite. A Newark Mother.
"Jeff,'' the enterprising jroprietor
of the Variety Chop House, is doing a
rushing business. He lias just coinpiet
i the best ice house north of San Fran
cisco, and intends selling ice and ice
cream as soon as his apparatus arrives
If health and beauty you'd maintain,
And keep vour breath a perfect charm,
Use SOZODOXT with might and main";
For it alone prevents the harm
That mars a woman's teeth and breath
And leaves her mouth as dark as death.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with the choicest
Ecnumery. aim louet articles, eio- can
p. boucht at the lowest prices, at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Ocident
of the Pa-
NEW PRICE JDIST.
A Competent Watchmaker
And engraver at Cari Adler's. All
work warranted. Repairing a spe
cialty. "Wood Choppers Wanted.
Men who want to contract for cutting
timber into cord-wood can get a chance
for a contract by calling on Jas. Belt.,
A Happy Thought.
It was a happy thought that led to the
production of a concentrated fruit syr
up, so harmless in its nature that it may
be given either to tho mother or her
babe, relished alike by both, and of
sucli wonderful efllcacy that all who
take it feel brighter and happier. W. E.
Dement & Co. will furnish anyone wish
ing Syrup of Figs a trial bottle free of
charge, or sell 50 cent and Si bottles.
Hodge Davis & Co., Wholesale Agents,
r.teful Iu the Family.
We usually leave it to Doctors to
recommend "mpdiftliiH.q. but P.irtpr'a
ritit'tr Tfiiiif Ins ltiri an useful in
i 1" ... :. r . "
our family in relieving sickness and
sufFcring th:(t w i cannot say too much
in its praise. Salem Argus.
--Sleepless Nights, made miserable
by thai terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is
the jpini'dy for you. Sold by W. E. De
ment Composed of the best known tonics,
iron tuul cinchona, with well known
aromntics, is Brown's Iron Bitters. It
cures indigestion, and all kindred
Havo you tried a stew or pan roast
as Frank Fabre cooks it? Order or.c and
you'll thank us for the advice.
i Easter cards in beautiful variety at
f '.,.-1 ,nn.'..
Shiloh's Cough and Consumption
j Cure is sold by us on guarantee. It
consumption, bold byW.E. De-
Physicians' prescriptions carefully
compounded day or night at J. w.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
Cold boiled ham, brown bread and
Boston baked beans at "Jeffs" Variety
Chop House every night, near Stephans
Theatre sign of the red and green
light. Open all night.
Boston Baked Beans at "Jeffs' Va
riety Chop House every night.
Baby -carriages, twenty-five differ
ent styles, at Lan Auiers.
Hallo! Whe-e are you going? Why
to r rank r abre s tor a pan roast.
P. J. Goodman, on Chenamus street
has just received the latest and most
fashionable style of gents and ladie
1 oots. shoes, etc Agent in Astoria for
the famous Morrow shoes.
For tbe genuine J. II. Cutter old
Botirlxni. ana the best of wines, liquors
and San Francisco beer, call at the Gem
opposite the bell tower, and sec Camp-
Rawling's fruit stand has been re
moved from the old location to the
building next E.A. Quinn's, on Main
At Carl Adler's may be found all
the latest sheet music, the most popular
waltzes, dance music, etc.
Shoalwater bay evsters: fresh every
day, at Frank Fabre's.
Shiloh's Vital Izer is what you need
for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Diz
ziness and all symptoms of Dyspepsia.
Price 10 and 75 ceuts per bottle. Sold
by W. E. Dement
Have -W 'star's balsam of wild cherry
always at hand. It cures couglis, colds,
bronchitis, whooping cough, croup, in
fluenza, consumption, and ail throat and
ping complaints. 50 cents andjSl a bottle.
C. H. COOPER, GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
Dry Goods Clothing House
Eeceived a consignment of Ladies
Cloaks, Dolmans, Circulars and Ulsters
from a manufacturer that must be closed
out-in the the next 20 days at half price,
SEAL PLUSH CLOAKS
RHADAME SATIN DOLMANS
BLACK .DIAGONAL DOLMANS
SATEEN SURRAH DOLMANS
CIRCULARS. ULSTERS & WRAPS
JSTThis sale is genuine and bona fide and to satisfy the public wc would
wish an inspection of these goods as to price and quality.
B HB OOOFEB!
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, ASTORIA.
D. A. McINTOSH,
Xew stock of Foreign and American
CASSIMFRES, TWEEDS, Ele.. of the NEWEST PATTERNS.
Special attention is directed, to the latest shapes in soft and stiff Hats. Nobby
Young Men's flats.
Gent's Furnishing Goods I
A full line of Men's Underwear. A fine assortment of Xeck wear"
Hosiery, Dress Shirts, Gloves, etc., etc.
Men's and Boy's Dress Suits, Business Suits and Overcoats.
OCCIDENT BLOCK, -
The receipts of certain articles of Or
egon produce, at San Francisco, from
January 1st, 1883, to March 8th, inclu
sive, have been as follews:
Flour, qr sks........
Oats, ctls ...
Salmon, bbls..... ;...
Apples, Itlpe, bxs
Butter, pkgs ....
"Wool, bales .
Tallow. pkgs... ....
Hay." bales ..
Fruit, Dried, pkgs..
Cheese, cs .
Canned Goods, cs
Lard, pkgs . ..
The Astoria Marble Works.
The proprietor will furnish plans and
designs when required for all cemetery
work, curbing, walls, coping, etc Slate
can seamers tor canneries.
Frank Fabre's Oyster aud. Chop
Those wishing a nice plate of Eastern or
Shoalwater bay oysters cooked in any
style, or an early breakfast before going
aboard the boat, should call and see
him. Fresh Eastern and Shoalwater
bay oysters received by every steamer.
Catarrh cured, health and sweet
breath secured by Shiloh's Catarrh Rem
edy. Price 50 tents, Masai Injector free.
For sale by W. E. Dement.
The youthful color, beauty and lus
tre are gradually restored to gray
hair by Parker's Hair Balsam.
Colombia River Exports.
RKCAriTUXATIOX JAIttJARY '83.
291.873 bus. wheat '. . S 306,310
56,257 bbls flour. . .. 257,176
Total, 8 cargoes S 5KUS6
Wheat. 1C0.906 bus., value $ 179.198
Flour. 29,40 bbls., " 144,493
Total. Scarcoes $ 323.C91
3 To Qiuenxlown perMaru Hogarth.
From Portland 32,161 bus wheat 37,000
3 To Quecnxtoicn per Bertciclt Laic.
From Portland CG.406 bus wheat ... .$73,050
" Astoria 7.820 " " 8,937
Totals .74,226 $32,587
7 To Valparaiso per Kioto.
From Portland 509,528 ft lumber 6,910
7 To Qucen8toicn per Trevehjan.
From Portland 14,183 bbls flour $70 .915
Acinri i rr't
Totals 15,755 $78,777
9 To QucenstoicnperJeanie Landless.
From Portland C3.926 bus wheat SG6.1C3
- Astoria 10.037 " " 11,040
Totals 73,963 $77,203
10 To Liverpool per Henry Tillard.
From Portland 13.766 bbls flour $68,835
6,770 bus wneat.....
Astoria 9.077 bbls flour
2,404 bus wheat
Totals 22,843 bus wheat.9,174 bbls flour$12!5,853
Two splendid front rooms, suitable
for gentlemen only, or for office use.
Apply to Alex. Campbell at Gem Saloon.
Will you suffer with Dyspepsia and
Liver Complaint ? Shiloh's Vitalizer is
guaranteed to cure you. Sold by W. E.
For lame Back, Side or Chest use
Shiloh's Porous Piaster, Price 25 cents.
For sale by W. E. Dement.